Hanna Coy: Fine Art
Pike Minnow (Formerly Squawfish)
2007
acrylic on canvas
36" x 24"
The fish formerly known as Squawfish is now the Colorado River Pike Minnow. The older name resonates more with the sexual imagery of the fish, though, I think; it also is a reference to race relations in the past and present.

It’s hard to see in this picture, but the surface of the water is actually a map of a region near the Colorado River just north of Yuma.